ARTENSO offers its expertise to organizations in all sectors wishing to better define, understand, adapt, and highlight the cultural activities that they organize in their territories with their publics and citizens.


1) Consulting

Guidance of organizations with gathering and analysis of information rooted in the realities in the field and oriented toward action.

  • Inquiries
  • Diagnoses
  • Assessments
  • Practical guides
  • Digital tools


ARTENSO also offers training.


2) Research-action and collaborative research mandates

Achievement of cultural development research mandates in a spirit of mobilization and of transfer and co-construction of knowledge around professional practices.


To find out more about ARTENSO’s recherche research activities.


Mandates 2019-2021


  • Revision of the Montréal-Nord borough’s Art Acquisition Program
  • Elaboration of the new Cultural Development Plan for the borough of Outremont
  • Actualization of the Cultural and Heritage Policy of the City of Magog
  • Strategic reflection in digital cultural mediation for the Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK
  • Assessment of facilities for amateur artistic practice in Montreal and comparative study of innovative municipal models in the cultural leisure sector
  • Facilitation of a strategic focus group for the implementation of a travelling medialab within the library network of the MRC de Roussillon

The centre collaborate with researchers who contribute their expertise on the issues and dynamics of cultural action.

Louis Jacob
Sociology of culture, sociology of art, and cultural action

Irina Kirchberg
Sociology of publics for culture, music mediation, and amateur music practices

Ève Lamoureux
Anthropology of art, community art, social creativity, and cultural mediation

Sylvain Martet
Sociology of culture, cultural policies, cultural industries, music, and digital environment


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